You’ve heard it all before, mums do everything. The cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing (unless you’re me – I don’t iron), the early mornings and late nights.
Mums do it all.
We have to give credit to the dads, some of them actually do everything a mum does and more.
But why is Mother’s Day so important?
If you’re anything like me, I constantly doubt myself.
“Am I raising my child right?”
“Do other mums do what I do?”
“Am I doing enough?”
I put 110% into everything I do for Leo, but I worry I might not be doing a good job.
That’s what Mother’s Day does.
One whole day, where kids, partners and sometimes parents spoil mothers and reassure them that they are doing a good job.
For every cheesy card bought or made, a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates, the little gesture goes a long way.
That might sound ungrateful that everything they do for us mums the rest of the year doesn’t mean anything because it all does. But Mother’s Day is a day we can take advantage of breakfast in bed and just hear a ‘happy mothers day’.
It is important because not only do we have the whole day to feel appreciated and loved, but we get to see that we are too, which we might not always see beyond the pile of washing we have to do.
Everyone has bad days where they just want to take themselves off to bed and sleep, but as a mum, you can’t do that.
Mother’s Day reminds us of what’s important and what we are doing right.
This year is my second Mother’s Day and once again I’ve learnt a lot this year about being a mum and what my own mum has done for me.
I’ve always been grateful for my mum and everything she does, but being a mother now, I realise all those extra things she did and still does.
She still checks in on me when I’m sick, stays up worrying about me and Leo if we aren’t well or he’s bumped his head.
My mum is Wonder Woman.
She deserves the world and more for everything she does, and Mother’s Day is my chance to slow down and actually remember to say thank you. I wish I remembered to say it more.
So to all the mums out there – Happy Mother’s Day.
Cuddle your loved ones extra close and just know that you are doing an amazing job.